Organized in 1880, the object of the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania shall be for the general improvement of the fire service throughout the state; to provide protection to disabled fire fighters and to those dependent upon them, through legislation enactment; to open upon the best manner and means for the fighting of fires and public fire safety education; to promote the organization of fire companies and fire departments in communities in need of such protection, and encourage a fraternal friendship among firefighters.
Dispatched at 2:15PM to assist Sta80 (Beaverdale/Summerhill Twp) on a freight train fire between Summerhill and Wilmore. Engine 86-1 arrived on scene and found the lead locomotive of a Norfolk Southern train with heavy fire in the engine compartment. 86 crew quickly extinguished the fire using dry chemical extinguishers.
The fire started when the crankcase of the engine exploded. There were no injuries. A tanker from Sta22 (Dauntless) was cancelled in route. EMS from Sta89 (Portage EMS) also responded.
Security camera photo at 1:56 shows train going through South Fork. Photo provided by Robert J. Reeder. ... See MoreSee Less
Upper Merion's population continues to grow and, with it, the number of calls to its all-volunteer fire companies. Meanwhile, in line with national trends, the number of volunteers has been dwindling ...